May 30, 2018

Belgium gunman allegedly killed man the night before Liege cop slayings

ABC News(LIEGE, Belgium) -- The man who killed two policewomen and a civilian in the Belgian city of Liege Tuesday morning is now believed to have killed a man the night before, authorities said. Benjamin Herman, 31, was on day leave from jail when he killed the man, whom he had met in jail, Belgium Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Wednesday. Herman served time for petty crimes but authorities said he may have been radicalized while in jail and was reportedly in touch with people who were radic..
May 30, 2018

Canadian who helped Russians hack half a billion Yahoo accounts get 5 years in jail

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A 23-year-old Canadian who conspired with Russians to hack half a billion Yahoo accounts has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a fine that encompasses all of his remaining assets. Karim Baratov, aka Kay, aka Karim Taloverov, aka Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov, was sentenced on Tuesday, the Department of Justice said in a statement. "The sentence imposed reflects the seriousness of hacking for hire," Alex G. Tse, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern Dis..
May 29, 2018

US Pacific Command changes leadership amid new realities in the region

iStock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) -- New leadership will take over at the U.S. Pacific Command on Wednesday, as Admiral Philip Davidson becomes the new leader of all U.S. military forces operating in the Pacific. He succeeds Admiral Harry Harris. A title change may be coming to the command, as well, if a Congressional committee passes legislation that would rename it U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to reflect the region's strategic importance. U.S. Pacific Command coordinates all U.S. military operatio..
May 29, 2018

‘Extremely disappointing:’ Another MH370 search ends

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 fell off radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, aviation experts around the world have agonized over what became of the missing jet and its 239 occupants. More than 1,500 days and about 90,000 square miles later, the fate of the Boeing 777 remains a mystery, and the most promising search yet is drawing to a close. Ocean Infinity -- a Texas-based ocean exploration company working under a risky "no-find, no-fee" contract to lo..